Antiques Roadshow viewers stunned as little brooch receives huge review
ANTIQUES Roadshow viewers were stunned by the huge rating given to a tiny pin on the show.
Fans watched BBC expert John Benjamin examine a small box containing the jewelry on Sunday night’s episode.
The presentation box was linked to the Russian royal family as the guest explained the story behind the article.
The guest arrived with an old black and white photo of his grandfather, Thomas Walker, and a lady called Jean, both of whom had worked for King George V at Buckingham Palace.
She explained: “The Tsar came to visit Buckingham Palace in 1908 – she looked after him and his room – and when he left he presented her with the brooch inside that box.”
John pointed out that although he could not find a record of the Tsar’s visit that year, his wife and sister may be in the country at that time.
Highlighting the two sapphires on the brooch, John then revealed a monogram.
He added: “It tells me that this was made by a craftsman called Tieleman and it was a craftsman who worked for – guess who? Peter Carl Fabergé.
“It’s in the original presentation case, and it’s in absolutely immaculate condition.”
Coming to all the important figures, John continued: “Subject to asserting this connection directly with the Czar or perhaps with his mother, eight to £ 12,000.”
Visibly shaken by the huge figure, the guest exclaimed: “My God! ”
Echoing his reaction, one viewer wrote on Twitter: “£ 12,000 brooch !!”
Fabergé always means valuation at the highest level on the #AntiquesRoadshow, ”added another.
A third wrote: “I knew there was a reason I went from #NFLRedZone to # AntiquesRoadshow… $ 12,000, well done!
John had previously revealed to the guest that his ring, made from a tie pin given to his grandfather by King George V, was worth £ 880 to £ 1,200.
Explaining the story behind the gift, she said, “When war was declared, he [my grandfather] had to go to France as a dispatcher.
“And then King George V went out to visit the troops, and he came on horseback, and when he approached the troops, they all clapped and clapped.”
She continues: “His horse reared up, and he fell quite heavily, and luckily my grandfather was there and he recognized him because he had been his footman, and he took him in. security in a castle.
He was very seriously injured and [my grandfather] received the Victoria Medal. “
Reflecting on the two pieces, John commented on the two people in the photo: “They left a legacy which today has become something quite important.”
Antiques Roadshow will air Sundays at 8 p.m. on BBC One.
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